"Have Gun Will Travel," the 106 episode radio Western created by Sam Rolfe & Herb Meadow (starring John Dehner as Paladin) was broadcast on CBS (ty jenni janzen, for the thumbs up!!) radio, November 23, 1958 to November 22, 1960. Paladin 'Gun For Hire' lived in & worked out of the Carleton Hotel, in 1875 San Francisco. During many episodes, we heard Paladin in conversation with the Carleton Hotel's Chinese bell hop, 'Hey-Boy' (starring Ben Wright).
Have Gun Will Travel was one of those very rare programs which got its START as a top rated television show (CBS TV 1957 thru 1963, starring Richard Boone), successfully moving to radio broadcast, there-after. Thank you to OTR fan, "Hack Prine" (Aug 13/10), for this important additional data! These wonderful programs will never die as long as they have avid OTR listeners to keep it alive!
SOURCE: 1) Hack Prine 2) Wikipedia
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December 12, 2017 Subject:
Have Gun Will Travel
I've been listening to the Gunsmoke series with Bill Conrad and liked the shows especially when John Dehner was in an episode, so I searched around looking for Dehner's other works,got Frontier Gentlemen and this one, which I really enjoy. I've over the years seen the links to the TV show with Richard Boone but always ignored it, but decided in a moment of boredom to stream the first episode, needless to say I was hooked, and that from one who never bothers with westerns unless they were directed by Anthony Mann.all these shows are of the best quality, writing,acting etc etc.Hignly recommended.
June 10, 2017 Subject:
Quality writing and enjoyable listening!
I enjoyed Have Gun will travel. The stories are well crafted with great voice actors and production environments. They were produced near the zenith of entertainment. Many of the story frameworks are based on classic tales by example Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the tale of youth verses age and wisdom OR Socrates, tales explore the nature of knowing, justice, truth, wisdom, and purposeful thought, similarly HGWT's writers use Paladin to lead the stories antagonist to a conclusion the Ancient Greek teacher would be proud of.
The HGWT television series (225 episodes) and radio show (106 episodes) proves that irregardless the period, setting portrayed, good storytelling is timeless.
But most of all I would like to say thank you to the hard-working volunteers and contributors whom must've work many hours to provide us with this amount of quality entertainment.
Again thank you and I look forward to further exploring one of the best websites on the Internet.
I HATE reading reviews regarding the "lack" of cleaning up done on these (as others have noted: FREE) OTRs! The work all of you do is a Godsend to me! Thank you! I would much rather have access to ALL of the available episodes regardless of quality. If it's too muffled for me I move on, but if I really want to hear a specific show then I can try to listen to it or try to clean it up.
If you have issues with the sound quality...VOLUNTEER to TRY to clean this stuff up and see how much of a time investment it is to that that.
A great show but I have to delete so many because they are muffled...Know you play the hand you're dealt but it's still too bad
November 24, 2015 Subject:
The cost for the program that helps clean up the HGWT programs
Ms. DEF GP-
I was wondering how much the program is that helps you clean up the OTR shows and if I could donate to the cause to help you purchase it. I can't help do all the magic you use to make the OTR shows clean and listenable, but I'd like to help by a donation so you could buy the program that would make your job easier. My email is email@example.com, and if I can help financial wise to make your job easier with this program for your computer, I'd like to perhaps run a donation drive so you can get that program. Please let me know if I can help you out with you "job" in any way. Thank you so much for all that you've done and do to bring OTR shows back to life. Jenni Janzen
September 6, 2015 Subject:
Attention: falcofalcofalco ......
falcofalcofalco .... I have done my homework, and judging by the critism you have made against the quality of the many available (FREE) Gunsmoke and (FREE) Have Gun Will Travel episodes, within the Internet Archive, I have reached the conclusion that you possibly, just don't understand the workings of this wonderfull FREE Internet Archive and all that it offers to you and others.
I (like other Joe's and Josephine's who upload to the IA) volunteer many many hours of time to upload "STUFF," for the (FREE) enjoyment and pleasure of all present and future generations.
I ask you (falco x3) to consider the thought that volunteers (like this Josephine) who upload to the IA, are untrained, unpaid workers who give freely of their time - not because they have to but because they want to .... for posterity.
Please also take time to note that the age of many OTR single episodes just may have alot to do with poor sound quality. As for the better sound quality of some OTRR copies, it is very likely he or she who cleaned up the many 1,000s of (FREE) OTRR episodes, which you clearly enjoy listening to, likely (at their own expense) took the time to buy the costly program needed to clean up many of these shows, for the (FREE) enjoyment of the many millions of listeners - not to mention the many, many hours it took to do the clean-up.
Have you, falco... ever considered volunteering your time somewhere, maybe even in the uploading of something interesting to the Internet Archive? This would be a most appreciated gesture on your part, and I can pretty-much guarantee you will be more proud of yourself for your time spent in helping others, rather than in criticising others for doing what they so clearly derive pride and joy in doing - in my case, volunteering my time for future generations, is a job of love.
Whether I receive positive remarks, negative remarks, or no remarks at all, for the pleasure of all listeners, I will continue to upload to the IA. The download numbers on what I and other volunteers have uploaded to the IA, do not lie. The numbers clearly indicate the joy these "FREE to you and others" OTR programs, movies, TV shows and Books, bring to all who download them. As long as people continue to download, there will be a meeting of present and future generations with past generations.
Thank you for your comments (falco x3). What is it they say about: "Even bad publicity is blah blah blah ....?" Please consider coming on board with uploading to the IA, the 'work' I so greatly enjoy! Respectfully yours,
DEF gp ddh
September 5, 2015 Subject:
Great adult stories.
This is the third time that I have listened to this enjoyable series. While there are few episodes that do have poor audio quality, the rest of the series is of quite excellent quality. And then again, I didn't have to pay a dime for a single one.
Thanks so much, mrk65
October 12, 2014 Subject:
HGWT episode no. 42 (All That Glitters): very poor audio
Many of the Have Gun Will Travel (HGWT) episodes have atrociously poor audio quality.
HGWT episode no. 42 All That Glitters's audio is terribly muffled, almost unlistenable.
I thought that the Old Time Radio Researchers (OTRR) group was cleaning up/improving the audio these programs.
OTRR has done a much better job with improving the audio of the 480 Gunsmoke episodes.
The audio quality of many HGWT episodes eaves much to be desired.
October 28, 2013 Subject:
Big fan of this show. It's said that John Dehner never watched the tv version so it wouldn't taint his performance. Well written and acted. I know it's hokey to say but my favorites are the ones where he helping Hey Boy or Miss Wang out of trouble. These are always worth a listen.
October 13, 2013 Subject:
Very fine series. As pointed out below Gene Roddenberry, wrote episodes. As I have just listened to the first five or six, I can't say how many. Very adult series, it's not afraid to dabbble it the less virtuous areas of life.
Commendably, it addresses the horrible treatment of the Native Americans, showing their humanity,and how their basic morals, wants and desires weren't that different than their "white" counterparts. This was in an era when most shows were still espousing 19th century way of thinking.
September 29, 2013 Subject:
Radio v TV
I have had the pleasure of seeing all the TV episodes (an icon of my early years) as well as listening to the radio programs by courtesy of this site and each has its own merit. However, I found the radio version much more to my taste. I suspect it is because I could use my imagination to fill in the visual story, always something more exciting than to have the images doled out to me. Thanks for making this excellent series available.
July 9, 2013 Subject:
OK, Star Trek fans....
Some of the scripts for "Have Gun Will Travel were written by Gene Roddenberry.
I haven't listened to them all, but these episodes were written by Roddenberry:
2, 3, 5, 7, 16 & 20
March 4, 2013 Subject:
Thank you for uploading all these shows, I enjoyed getting closure listening to ep 106, something I would not have gotten watching only the TV show. Thanks!
January 5, 2013 Subject:
These shows are well writen. I especially like the shows about real people and towns from the old west. John Dehner is great as always..
January 3, 2013 Subject: